It makes good business sense to plan for any scenario – including a work stoppage or strike – that may impact operations and our customer commitments. This is a normal part of our process before any negotiation.
Our goal is to reach a competitive agreement without a work stoppage. However, if a strike does occur, we must continue to operate our facilities and serve our customers.
That’s why we have taken steps to prepare a contingent workforce made up of support, management and contract workers should a work stoppage or strike occur.
Why? We have a commitment and responsibility to our dealers, customers, communities and employees to run these facilities in the face of any challenge.
During past labor disputes in the 1990s, in Joliet, and most recently in Northern Ireland, we have continued to operate and serve our customers through our contingency plans.